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Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 16:05:26 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <""Malt_Hound\"nospamm-me not*yahoo.com">
Subject: Re: My DIY Saab maintenance experience...


David Taylor wrote: >>The standard car jack (9000) is quite bad and has worn out. I now use > > > I wouldn't know, I would never use a roadside jack to lift the car to > work on it. Like you have done, you really want a trolley jack. > > >>life much easier. But the black plastic covers under the car is a problem; >>there is always one of the screws that just rotates and don't get off. > > > I undid all mine and those that wouldn't come off, I ground the heads > off then removed the rear rusted up fastener. I then replaced them all > the broken ones with new jacknuts (which you can buy from the dealer or > elsewhere) on the rear and used new bolts with some copper grease. > > I don't tend to overtighten them now and grease them every time I use > them. No problems! :) > > David. Yeah, usually it is a rust problem, not over tightening. The trick is like you said, to replace them when they get bad and don't try to reuse them. -- -Fred W Toys for sale, Hey get your toys here: <http://users.adelphia.net/~fredwills/>

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